20 February 2014
An acceleration of investment in the US spinning and weaving sector by overseas firms - including those in China and India - appears to be driven by a number of factors including falling US energy costs, local subsidies and "yarn forward" rules of origin. But is the tide really starting to turn? asks Michelle Russell.
18 February 2014
Gildan Activewear CEO and president Glenn Chamandy has entered into a pre-arranged share disposition plan, but will remain one of the apparel maker's largest investors.
6 February 2014
Gildan Activewear started its fiscal year in strong style, adding 18% to first quarter net profit and achieving 7%-plus revenue gains for its core printwear and branded apparel divisions.
6 February 2014
Apparel company Gildan Activewear recorded an 18% rise in first quarter earnings, buoyed by revenue increases in both its major operating segments.
20 December 2013
The sale of Frontier Spinning Mills, the second-largest cotton spinner in the US, to private equity firm American Securities is the latest in a line of recent investments in the US cotton yarn industry.
27 November 2013
The rise and fall of cotton pricing is having a continued impact on the results of Canadian apparel business Gildan Activewear – a boost in the fourth quarter, and a burden in the months ahead.
21 November 2013
Higher revenues, lower cotton costs and strong sales in its printwear business have helped apparel maker Gildan Activewear to a 9% jump in fourth-quarter profit.
20 November 2013
Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has vowed to ensure workers contracted to make its clothing in Haiti earn the minimum wage of HTG300 (US$7) per eight-hour day.
17 October 2013
Garment factories in Haiti supplying top brands and retailers have been accused of minimum wage violations that routinely deprive workers of nearly one-third of their pay.
23 September 2013
Apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc is planning to invest more than US$200m in two new vertical yarn-spinning facilities in the US to support its projected sales growth.
18 September 2013
Facing up to capacity constraint issues that have been weighing on sales and the availability of certain products, apparel maker Gildan Activewear is forging ahead with its expansion plans.
7 August 2013
Record third quarter profits and booming branded apparel sales for Gildan Activewear have left the Montreal-based company with food for thought over future production capacity.
2 August 2013
Lower cotton costs, higher unit sales volumes, a more favourable branded product-mix, and increased supply chain and manufacturing efficiencies helped T-shirt and sock maker Gildan Activewear to a 47.3% jump in third-quarter profit.
19 June 2013
Canadian manufacturer Gildan Activewear is to acquire the assets of apparel printing firm New Buffalo Shirt Factory and its operating affiliate in Honduras for US$7m.
9 May 2013
Canadian T-shirt and sock maker Gildan Activewear is looking to grow its supply base and expand its relationships with global brands concerned about safety and other social responsibility issues at sub-contractors making their clothes.
2 May 2013
Canadian apparel business Gildan Activewear has lifted its full-year outlook after more than doubling its second-quarter net profit, thanks to low cotton prices and higher sales.
5 March 2013
Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has reached a US$1m settlement with Russell Brands, a Fruit of the Loom company, to resolve a trademark infringement lawsuit.
8 February 2013
Gildan Activewear is considering ramping up the production of performance wear at a factory it acquired in May last year.
7 February 2013
Apparel business Gildan Activewear returned to profitability in its first quarter of fiscal 2013, boosted by lower discounting and its recent Anvil acquisition.
6 February 2013
Garment workers from Honduras and Haiti are taking part in a five-city tour across New York State this week as part of an ongoing campaign against sweatshops.
2 January 2013
Apparel company Gildan Activewear is set to open a new ring-spinning plant in Salisbury, Rowan County, through its CanAm Yarns subsidiary, as it continues to expand its presence in the US.
5 December 2012
Apparel company Gildan Activewear is to modernise and expand its two CanAm yarn-spinning facilities in the US and has revealed plans to build a new factory in the country.
30 November 2012
Gildan Activewear recorded a jump in fourth quarter net earnings as the group benefited from lower cotton costs, higher printwear unit sales volumes, more favourable product-mix and higher selling prices for Branded Apparel, and the initial accretion from the acquisition of Anvil Holdings.
17 October 2012
Gildan Activewear has launched an internal inquiry into the events surrounding a lawsuit filed against it by Russell Brands, part of Fruit of the Loom.
2 August 2012
T-shirt and sock maker Gildan Activewear saw third-quarter net profits slump as lower prices of printwear and manufacturing costs hurt the company.
10 May 2012
Apparel company Gildan Activewear has completed the acquisition of apparel maker Anvil Holdings for US$88m.
3 May 2012
Apparel company Gildan Activewear has acquired apparel manufacturer Anvil Holdings for US$88m.
3 May 2012
Gildan Activewear today (3 May) reported a drop in second-quarter net earnings on the back of higher cotton costs.
10 April 2012
Top stories on just-style last week included H&M unveiling the name of its new chain, Wal-Mart revealing details of its Women in Factories programme, and PVH being included among companies receiving top marks in a child labour risk report.
3 April 2012
PVH, Adidas, Gildan Activewear, Next, Gap and H&M have received top marks in a report ranking companies on how they manage and disclose risks of child labour use and children's rights violations in their operations and supply chains.